Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 13 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Cathay Pacific launches new freighter service to Sri Lanka
Mon, Nov 12, 2012, 09:51 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 12, Colombo: In an expansion move Hong Kong based Cathay Pacific Airways today announced the launch of a new weekly freighter service to Colombo in Sri Lanka commencing 2 December 2012.

The new service will expand Cathay Pacific's cargo presence in the South Asia region and give shippers in Sri Lanka greater choice and flexibility for connecting to the airline's international cargo network through the Hong Kong hub, the airline said in a release today.

The Colombo freighter service will be operated on a Hong Kong-Chennai-Colombo-Hong Kong routing every Sunday using one of Cathay Pacific's Boeing 747-400F aircraft.

The airline will become the only carrier to operate the 747-400F out of Colombo, offering more cargo space to meet growing demand.

The new service is aimed at transporting huge volumes of garments and perishables bound for the North America, Europe and Asia markets.

"Sri Lanka is home to major garment and footwear manufacturers producing goods for well-known international brands, and also has sizeable exports of perishable products including tuna and lobster. We already carry sizeable quantities of freight in the bellies of our daily passenger flights to and from Colombo, but the new freighter service will enable us to better meet the demand for Sri Lankan products in major markets around the world," Cathay Pacific Director Cargo Nick Rhodes said.

Cathay Pacific has been serving Sri Lanka since 1993. The airline suspended its operations to Colombo in April 2007 due to security concerns and resumed service from March 2008. It operates seven weekly flights from Colombo to Hong Kong via Singapore and Bangkok.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka police obtain 40 Interpol red notices on suspected LTTE operatives
-- [42 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka opposition MPs attacked at new airport in South
-- [1 hour and 13 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan health authorities warn people not to purchase medicine through the internet
-- [1 hour and 51 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan public asked to be vigilant on suspicious terrorist activities
-- [4 hours ago]
Lot can be learnt from Sri Lanka's experience with non-state actors - Defense secretary
-- [7 hours ago]
US is looking to resume a 'more comprehensive' military relationship with Sri Lanka
-- [8 hours ago]
Apex court in India rejects plea to probe Indian army's involvement in Sri Lanka war
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lankan Chief Prelate threatens to launch protest over government failure to amend land laws
-- [9 hours ago]
Governing party of Sri Lanka unlikely to take action against members voted against local government budgets
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's main opposition prepares for Uva Provincial Council election
-- [9 hours ago]

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.